The best way to know the self is feeling oneself at the moments of reckoning. The feeling of being alone, just with your senses, may lead you to think more consciously. More and more of such moments may sensitize ‘you towards you’, towards others. We become regular with introspection and retrospection. We get ‘the’ gradual connect to the higher self we may name Spirituality or God or just a Humane Conscious. We tend to get a rhythm again in life. We need to learn the art of being lonely in crowd while being part of the crowd. A multitude of loneliness in mosaic of relations! One needs to feel it severally, with conscience, before making it a way of life. One needs to live several such lonely moments. One needs to live severallyalone.

Friday, 29 March 2013

RAHUL GANDHI’S NO AND YES; PRIYANKA GANDHI STEPS IN: NO NEED TO LOOK FOR RAHUL GANDHI’S MANMOHAN SIGH (II)

Continued from: 
RAHUL GANDHI’S NO AND YES; PRIYANKA GANDHI STEPS IN: NO NEED TO LOOK FOR RAHUL GANDHI’S MANMOHAN SIGH (I)
http://severallyalone.blogspot.in/2013/03/rahul-gandhis-no-and-yes-priyanka.html 

Rahul’s reluctance in taking the front space of the political developments and his silence or delayed response on vital issues has always given way to the debate that who could be the next prime ministerial candidate from the Congress party if Rahul decides to keep away from it.

Pranab Mukherjee, being the President, is now ruled out. Other names of concern in such debates are P Chidambaram and A K Antony.

But, BUT, they are not as safe an option as Manmohan Singh was. Manmohan Singh was a political nonentity and after completing 9 years as the prime minister remains a political nonentity. That tells us how safe it was for the Gandhi family to go with him. More or less, Manmohan has remained loyal to the family.

In other words, he was never going to be a threat to the political dominance of the Gandhi family in the Congress party.

On the other hand, Pranab was never a safe bet given his grudge of making Manmohan the prime minister and his political ambition of getting the prime-ministerial chair. After all he was a career politician with an impressive track record and had all the valid reasons to aspire so. He could have never been the harmless ‘yes man’ the family was looking for. Pranab’s response on Narendra Modi’s observation that Pranab would have been a better prime minister than Manmohan Singh tells all. His “You can have your own assessment” (3) tells all.


And so are P Chidambaram and A K Antony. Given the way they have built their political careers over the years, they cannot be expected to remain ‘yes men’ once given the taste of the power of the country most powerful political position. After all, the Sitaram Kesari experience is just over a decade old.

In short, P Chidambaram or A K Antony can never be Rahul Gandhi’s Manmohan Singh. And there is no one else in the Congress party (a safe option like Manmohan Singh) who can be given the prime-ministerial chair in case the party comes in a position to form the government.

And this gives the possibility to think that the thinking thus would be to keep it within the family (the Gandhi family).

And here comes Priyanka Gandhi in the picture.

Even if Rahul Gandhi feels reluctant to take the prime-ministerial responsibility, he will have a family member to lead the political pack at the union government level.

Alternatively, if Rahul opts to become the prime minister, and if he feels he cannot don the twin responsibilities of leading the party and government, he will be able to take a free decision with Priyanka there to take over the responsibility of the Congress party.

And so, it all remains in the family.

This might be the thinking and these could be the possibilities based on the ongoing political developments.

What actually precipitates depends on the real outcome of the next Lok Sabha elections. And as the goings say, the Congress party is staring at electoral loss with slim chances to get numbers to be able to form the government.

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey - http://severallyalone.blogspot.com/

(3) Make your own assessment, Pranab Mukherjee on Modi's PM remark, March 5, 2013
http://ibnlive.in.com/news/make-your-own-assessment-pranab-mukherjee-on-modis-pm-remark/376848-37.html